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The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

- I read the “Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence. It was a fairly interesting story that kept me from wanting to put it down. This story was about a young boy named Paul, and his family. They lived in an upper-middle class life in a large house. There was one problem though, both parents did not earn enough money to live up to their social status but, kept up impressions as if they could. One day, the young boy approached his mother and asked a series of questions concerning their families life style....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner, D.H. Lawrence, gambling,]

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Sacrifice in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

- The point of view of tradition in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson is the normal once of year gathering on the townspeople. This gathering is held in order to pick, via a lottery drawing, to decide who in the town is going to be stoned to death. “The people of the village began to gather in the square, between the post office and the bank, around ten o’clock; in some towns there were so many people the lottery took two days and had started on June 26th, but in this village, where there were only about three hundred people, and the whole lottery took less than two hours, so it could begin at ten o’clock in morning and still be through in time to allow the villagers to get home for noon dinner.”...   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner, The Lottery]

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Daddy by Sylvia Plath and The Rocking Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence

- Having a parental figure in your life can change you as a person in a negative or positive way. “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath and “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence are both works of literature that exemplify the meaning of the quotation of C.S Lewis. In this way both works of literature were relatable when the authors provided daily life situations involving disillusionment, parental responsibility and children having troubled relationship with their parents. Literature improves our desires of life and enhances our critical thinking....   [tags: Daddy, The Rocking Horse Winner]

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Greed in The Rocking Horse Winner

- Greed in The Rocking Horse Winner    People need money to live, and enough to buy the basic goods one needs to survive, but everybody wants more money. More money means an easier life. The more money one has, the more money one wants, as is shown in the story, "The Rocking Horse Winner" by D. H. Lawrence. At the beginning of this story the family did not have enough money to support their opulent lifestyle. Mr. Lawrence illustrates their situation like this: "Although they lived in style they felt always an anxiety in the house....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner]

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Money for Love in The Rocking Horse Winner

- The Rocking Horse Winner - Money for Love In this short story, "The Rocking Horse Winner," there is a little boy competing for his mother's love, and his mother bringing her son to his death with her confusing vocabulary. Paul's mother confuses him with her vocabulary words such as: love, money, lucky, unlucky, and peace of mind. She tells him that luck has to do with everything, and that she was extremely unlucky. Paul's family were not poor, but his mother wanted to compete with other families by having the best and the most stylish....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner]

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The Rocking-Horse Winner

- The main themes in “ The Rocking-Horse Winner” are the pursuit of love and luck. Both of the main characters in " The Rocking-Horse Winner", Hester and Paul, are in pursuit of love. First the mother, Hester married for love, and the love faded, she gained children from her marriage, but she could not love them. Nowhere in her life does she find love for anyone but herself. The closest thing to love that comes to her she rejects. That comes in the form of her young son Paul. Her feelings towards her children, especially, Paul, is exemplified when her children are around, she always feels the center of her heart go hard....   [tags: The Rocking-Horse Winner]

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The Pursuit of Luck in D.H. Lawrence’s The Rocking Horse Winner

- Over time, society has developed into a widely accepted culture that spreads implied rules, guidelines, and principles on how people should conduct their lives. In order to follow the expectations of society, a person must be dedicated to acting in a manner that they are accepted by others. This results in a lack of lasting accomplishment since society’s customs can fluctuate, so a persons dedication to following societal norms to gain acceptance by others are now non-existent. On the contrary, people who have dedicated there life to a specific goal or cause may contradict society’s imposed customs, but will ultimately achieve their goal and have lasting success....   [tags: D.H. Lawrence, Rocking Horse Winner, characters, l]

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The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

- The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence      The Rocking-Horse Winner is a complex story that is best understood if one examines it through the 5 Elements of Fiction: setting, character, plot, point of view and theme. This story is about a little boy named Paul who is trying to gain love and affection from his greedy mother. One day he told his mother that he had luck and he knew his mother did not believe him. This compelled him to go out and find luck on his own. He set off on his rocking horse on a journey to find luck....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner Lawrence Essays]

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The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawerence

- "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawerence talks about a family who lived in style, but always had anxiety in their house. There was never enough money. The parents knew the children were growing up and they would need money to send their children to school. The house came to be haunted with the phrase: There must be more money. There must be more money. The children could here it aloud but never dared to say it. The mother believed they were poor due to the fact her husband had no luck....   [tags: The Rocking-Horse Winner, D.H. Lawerence]

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Comparison and Contrast of The Destructors and The Rocking Horse Winner

- Comparison and Contrast of “The Destructors”, by Graham Greene and “The Rocking Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence This comparison and contrast of “The Destructors”, by Graham Greene and “The Rocking Horse Winner”, by D.H. Lawrence will center on selected parts of stories from the opening through the conclusion. I will seek to compare and contrast both authors’ choices of characters, themes, techniques of suspense, moral statements, and conclusions. “The Destructors” and “The Rocking Horse Winner” were both written in the third person by British authors and set in post war Great Britain....   [tags: The Destructors The Rocking Horse Winner]

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Essay on Luck and Fate in The Rocking Horse Winner

- Luck and Fate in The Rocking Horse Winner The Rocking Horse Winner, by D.H. Lawrence, is an informative story about luck and one's own fortune. In this story, Lawrence attempts to illustrate how one can guide one's own fate, instead of allowing things to happen by chance. He believes that the only person that affects what happens to someone, is really that person himself. "Everything is what you make of it," is Lawrence's message to the reader. By his use of characterization, instructional images, and irony in The Rocking Horse Winner, D.H....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner Essays]

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Barn Burning And Rocking Horse Winner

- In both William Faulkner’s “Barn Burning” and D. H. Lawrence’s “ The Rocking Horse Winner”, the authors give us a glimpse of two poor families who suffer through similar problems in different ways and situations. The comparison shows how in “Barn Burning” because of Abner’s recklessness and cruelty, his son Sartoris Snopes and family are unable to get into the larger society. In “The Rocking Horse Winner,” the mother’s greed for money and her behavior with her children and husband forces her son, Paul, to find a way to get more money....   [tags: Barn Burning Rocking Horse Winner Compare Contras]

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D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner

- D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner 'The Rocking-Horse Winner' by D.H. Lawrence is a shockingly disturbing tale of materialism, wealth, and a mother's absent affection for her children. The family in the story is constantly lured by the sweet temptation of sin. Although the story doesn't directly speak about religion, it is obvious that the family is Christian from the references to Christmas (481) and to God (482). In this story, Lawrence depicts several of the most devious sins of mankind according to religious, particularly Christian, doctrine: greed, sexual deviance, and gambling....   [tags: D.H. Lawrence Rocking-Horse Winner Essays]

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D. H. Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner

- D. H. Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is a short story by D. H. Lawrence in which he creates a criticism of the modernized world’s admiration and desire for material objects. It was published in Harper’s Bazaar magazine in 1926 for the first time (E-Notes). The story’s main character, Hester, is a beautiful woman who is completely consumed by the idea of possession, and so she loses out on the love of family and the happiness of life. Her son, Paul, also learns to love wealth because of his negligent mother, constantly hearing the “whispers” of empty pockets in their home....   [tags: Lawrence Rocking Horse Winner Essays]

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The Hidden Truth in The Rocking-Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence

- The Hidden Truth in "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D. H. Lawrence       The plot in "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D. H. Lawrence reveals to the reader conflicts between Paul and his mother using different levels or forms of secrecy. There are secrets hidden throughout the house that leads Paul and his mother to an unpleasant life. The first level of secrecy is the actual secrets that Paul and Paul's mother keep from each other. The second form of secrecy is that D. H. Lawrence uses a story telling style of writing....   [tags: The Rocking-Horse Winner]

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Money Obsession in David Herbert Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner

- Money Obsession in David Herbert Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner We have all heard the expression, "Money makes the world go round." But does this make it worthwhile to abandon happiness in order to gain more of it. David Herbert Lawrence reveals the folly of substituting money and luck for family and love in "The Rocking-Horse Winner," the story of a woman's insatiable need to become rich, and her son's struggle to gain her approval. The mother, Hester, obsesses over money. She comes from a fairly rich family, seemingly, as "there was never enough money ......   [tags: Rocking-Horse Winner Essays]

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Use of Tone to Create Mood in D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking-Horse Winner

- D. H. Lawrence uses tone to create a mood in his short story "The Rocking-Horse Winner." His ability to create tone allows us to understand the characters of the story, and enables us to actually feel as if we are in the story by creating such a vivid mood. Lawrence uses the eyes of the main character, Paul, to show how he feels about the events taking place, and this in turn helps the reader empathize with the boy and understand the story. Lawrence also establishes a theme by allowing the audience to feel his story....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner Essays Lawrence]

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Money, Luck, Love in Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

- Money, Luck, Love in Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence The "Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence is a story, which emphasizes the battered relationship between a mother and her child. The author's work is known for its explorations of human nature and illustrates the nature of materialism. The author employs techniques of the fairy tale to moralize on the value of love and the dangers of the money. D.H. Lawrence presents an upper class family that is destroyed by greed because they always felt like no matter how much money they had, they always needed more....   [tags: Rocking Horse Winner Lawrence Greed Essays]

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Summary Of ' The Rocking Horse Winner '

- The Rocking-Horse Winner This story open up about a mother that has 3 children, a boy and two little girls. The story explains how the mother is a beautiful woman who had no luck. According to the story, “she married for love, and the loved turned into lust. She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her and she could not love them” (151). She was the type of mother who did not necessarily care and love her children, but she knew she had to because they were hers. The narrator explains, “She is such a good mother....   [tags: Horse, Horse racing, Family, Equestrianism]

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The Rocking Horse Winner By. Lawrence

- “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence shows many different themes. Throughout the entire story, the most relevant theme would probably be identity. The family is always torn between the lifestyle they want to live and the one they have to live. The story shows this though love, superstition, and greed. The phase “There must be more money” (1224,1232), assures that this family will never be happy. To begin, a person must understand how love effects the story from the beginning. The beginning of short story conflicts with love very early....   [tags: Luck, Superstition, Love, Horse]

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Summary Of ' The Rocking Horse Winner '

- Whilst reading the short story, “The Rocking Horse Winner” I used various reading strategies. Prior to reading the story the use of a table was used to structure my knowledge and understanding. Conjuring my analysis of what the purpose, and basis of this text may be. Secondly, upon reading this contents I was able to visualize the characters, and their relationships with one another, as well as the overall atmosphere within the story. However, whilst reading many questions came to light, pondering as to why the mother is weary of things such as her son master paul’s amount of concern for the horse races, and why she seems so dreary towards life, and what causes her to show a lack of empathy...   [tags: Short story, Family, Great Depression, Fiction]

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Analysis Of ' The Rocking Horse Winner '

- D.H. Lawrence illustrates dilemma’s regarding toxic human nature and the way it affects Paul in “The Rocking Horse Winner”. The first dilemma shown is greed but the greed in this story goes beyond the surface of the word regarding the wanting of material objects, this greed pertains to the ignorance of his mother towards himself and his needs as she puts her wants in front of Paul’s needs. The second dilemma regards to the way even though Paul understands his mother is greedy, he will do whatever it may take to get a hint of acceptance so that the his need to satisfy her happiness can be fulfilled....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Psychosexual development]

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A Rocking Horse Winner And Piano

- Many authors use their own life experiences or situations when writing certain literary works, such as a poem or short story. One is able to see how this statement is true with D.H. Lawrence’s literary works, “A Rocking-Horse Winner” and “Piano”. Both of Lawrence’s literary works displays a persona of a little boy, which very well represents the inner character of himself. Lawrence uses biographical aspects in both his short story and poem that portray the emotions he felt throughout his childhood....   [tags: Fiction, Literature, Novel, Short story]

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Analysis Of ' The Rocking Horse Winner '

- D. H. Lawrence’s depiction of gambling in “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is one of obsession. The obsession manifests itself through each character in different ways; Paul’s obsession manifests itself as the desire to find “the winner,” his mother’s obsession is with spending the winnings, while uncle Oscar and Basset, two men of opposing classes, are obsessed with both winning the races and the sport itself. This obsession is Lawrence’s attempt to reflect post-war British society’s obsession with gambling through the medium of literature....   [tags: Social class, Working class]

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The Rocking Horse Winner and The Lottery

- In both “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence and “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, the authors take critical aim at two staples of mainstream values, materialism and tradition respectively. Both authors approach these themes through several different literary devices such as personification and symbolism; however, it is the authors' use of characterization that most develop their themes. We'll be taking a look at the parallel passages in the stories that advance their themes particularly when those passages involve both of the authors' subtle character descriptions, and why this method of character development is so powerful in conveying the authors' messages....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Rocking Horse Winner By. Lawrence

- Who Wins in “The Rocking Horse Winner”. Many middle-class Americans would agree that there has been a time in their life when they have felt a “grinding sense of shortage of money” when examining their personal finances (Lawrence 1). D.H Lawrence’s short story, “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, was originally published in July 1926, in a magazine called, Harper’s Bazaar. The odd short story includes elements of fables and fantasies presenting morals and somewhat magical powers. Lawrence describes the downfall of an English family who focuses on money and luck rather than love and appreciation....   [tags: Literary technique, Irony, Family, Mother]

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Analysis of The Rocking Horse Winner

- Certain individuals have a drive that can lead them to achieve what they desire most. In the Short story “The Rocking Horse Winner”, D.H Lawrence showcases this through character motivation and symbolism. He further this using pursuit of desire, and how if you take it to a certain extent it can result in tragedy if the individual chooses not to conform. Paul wants to please his mother because his mother feels that there family has no luck, but Paul proclaims that he is lucky. Paul suddenly becomes consumed with this sudden spree of good luck and feels this is the only way he will be able to gain to the affection of his mother....   [tags: Literary Analysis, D. H. Lawrence]

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Materialism : The Rocking Horse Winner

- Many people forget about the most important things in life, like family and enjoying life Instead they rely completely on money to be happy. People often do not appreciate what they have, and they feel like they deserve better, and they complain instead of making the best of what they have. It is not necessary to be rich to enjoy life. Often those who have everything tend to live miserably. People can become too attached to money to the point that they forget about enjoying life and caring for their family....   [tags: Want, Family, Mother, Need]

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The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

- The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence Written in 1933, D.H. Lawrence's short story "The Rocking Horse Winner" illustrates the consumptive nature of materialism. Through author's use of characterization, symbolism, and language in The Rocking Horse Winner, Lawrence successfully portrays a greedy and cold hearted mother, Hester, who attempts to fulfill the dissatisfaction in her life using wealth and material comfort. Lawrence uses Hester as an example to convey to the readers that materialism isolates one from love and ultimately leads to destruction....   [tags: European Literature Rocking Horse Lawrence]

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The Rocking-Horse Winner

- In one of his last short stories, “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, D. H. Lawrence tells a story about the life of a young boy, Paul, who has the ability to name the winner of any horse race by simply riding on his toy rocking horse. The short story is reminiscent to that of a Fairy Tale. Lawrence's simple style, coupled with elements of the supernatural suggest as much. However, this fable is not your average fairy tale. The text utilizes two reoccurring motifs: the eyes and hardness of the heart, to indicate a symbolic connection between Paul and his mother....   [tags: DH Lawrence, Character Analysis]

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An Analysis of the Ending of Rocking Horse Winner

- Some texts have very interesting pieces to them. Sometimes that interesting piece is located at the beginning of a story it can also be in the middle of the story and for those with suspense toward the ending. When the largest phenomenon exists at the end it really gives a sense of suspense throughout because just about anything has an opportunity of popping up in the story. Therefore all the events leading up to the end had meaning without the reader even knowing the real meaning or significance of that particular event in again in the end everything becomes much more apparent to the reader....   [tags: texts, literary analysis, D.H Lawrence]

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The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

- ... The mother’s desire for money is the cause of her mental anxiety, and anxiety attacks. Even after receiving Paul’s anonymous winning she remains unsatisfied, making it evident that there is no end to the desire of money. Hester’s want for money brings her to state of depression. Depression is defined as, a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal (Dictionary.com). Leon Lewis’s critique on “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, describes Hester’s depression, “She herself is deeply troubled by what she feels is a ‘hard little place’ at the center of her being that prevents her from loving anybody.” (“The Rocking-Horse Winner’’)....   [tags: short story analysis]

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The Rocking Horse Winner By. H. Lawrence

- Some people are so poor, all they have is money. “And so the house came to be haunted by the unspoken phrase, there must be more money. There must be more money. (5). Everything in the house whispers this expression, recommending that no measure of cash is sufficient. Cash just moves the longing for more cash. D. H. Lawrence is the author of this significant story called “The Rocking Horse Winner”. The main characters of this story are Paul, Hester, Basset and Uncle Oscar. This story is about Paul and his selfish, money hungry, mother whose thirsty search for money kills her emotionally and Paul literally....   [tags: Happiness, Love, D. H. Lawrence, Personal life]

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The Rocking Horse Winner By F. Lawrence

- In D. H. Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner” Paul’s mother is presented as being a cold, unloving, and often neglectful wife and mother. She feels that everyone, especially her children, are able to see the faults in her, so she attempts to cover up these faults and by doing so she is portrayed as being insecure. This insecurity and lack of both love and compassion felt by Paul’s mother stems from her desire to transcend the socio-economic class she feels that she has been forced into. This desire defines her character and actions throughout the story and provides the context for her behavior....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Social status]

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Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

- “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures, the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge of mankind and greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the U.S.A.” This quote, said by Gordon Gekko in the 1987 blockbuster hit Wall Street, perfectly displays how the society today has been overcome by greed and materialism....   [tags: greed, obsession with material goods]

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D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking Horse-Winner

- Goth. A name that has had many meanings over the centuries. Beginning as the name used for Germanic tribes beyond the Rhine that were the adversaries of the ancient Roman empire, to the style of architecture popular in medieval Europe, to the literary subset of Romantic literature, and the children of very concerned parents. D.H. Lawrence while his personal relationship with his mother may concern many a parent, was however extraordinarily influenced by Gothic literary thought evident in "The Rocking Horse-Winner"....   [tags: Goth, Germanic Tribes, World History, Centuries]

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Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

- D.H. Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner” is a short story about the bond between a boy and his rocking horse. The young boy Paul has a rocking horse that he is growing out of, but still saddles up anyway. He was born into a greedy family and has two younger sisters. In this story, Paul is taught the way his family values money, the luck that runs through his blood, as well as how gambling changes people. Paul’s mother is told that “she is such a good mother. She adores her children.” (Lawrence, 2001) However, the children and their mother know in their hearts that’s not true....   [tags: short story analysis]

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Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors

- Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors There are many differences and similarities between Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” and D.H. Lawrence’s “Rocking Horse Winner.” One general difference is that in “The Destructors” the setting is in Great Britain, after the bombing had happened during World War 1, when the buildings were destroyed. The setting of “Rocking Horse Winner” is a suburban community located on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. This one distinct difference affects the entire background of each story....   [tags: Graham Greene D.H. Lawrence]

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The Storm And The Rocking Horse Winner

- As a general rule, children love fairy tales. We grow up being read Grimm's or watching Disney remakes of classics. Parents love telling children fairy tales not only because they have an opportunity to spend time with their sons and daughters, but also because fairy tales, like fables, always contain a lesson or moral within them. Although both Kate Chopin's "The Storm," and D.H. Lawrence's "The Rocking Horse Winner" have some of the qualities of a child's fairy tale, only one of the stories has a moral tone, while the other has a very amoral one....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Critical Analysis of "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and "The Destructors"

- A Critical Analysis of "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence and "The Destructors" by Graham Greene In both stories, "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by D.H. Lawrence and "The Destructors" by Graham Greene we see the common theme of wanting to be envied by others because of what we have or can do. The need to do better, have prestige and more power than anyone else is a very common human conflict that is dealt with on all levels of humanity. The emotional environment that man grows and develops in plays a factor in how he approaches everyday life....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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The Theme of Materialism in "The Rocking Horse Winner" and "The Destructors"

- In D. H. Lawrence's "The Rocking Horse Winner" and Graham Greene's "The Destructors" the reader can immediately see both the differences as well as the similarities in both stories from the authors' choices of setting, tone, and characterization. The author's use of imagery and the plot in both stories makes it clear that materialism can play a great part in how people's attitudes and behavior are affected and altered towards others because of a lifestyle filled with misfortune. In "The Destructors" and "The Rocking Horse Winner", the authors' background and writing dispositions are very similar....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Presence and Justification of Autoeroticism in The Rocking-Horse Winner

- D.H. Lawrence’s writings often mirror elements of his own life, though they contain decidedly fictitious components. The characters in Lawrence’s The Rocking- Horse Winner closely resemble his own family. Like Paul, Lawrence was seeking a way out of the misfortune of pre-war London living. Unlike Lawrence, Paul is already well-to-do. Paul’s search consists of a yearning for affection and acceptance. In The Rocking-Horse Winner a young boy finds a certain calling within himself that serves to vastly improve the standing of his entire family....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Analysis Of ' A Rose For Emily ' And ' The Rocking Horse Winner '

- Luck and love have always been two very important and contradicting themes in many stories. Children and adults would go above and beyond to receive their parent’s affection and approval even to the point of death and isolation. At times this creates a dysfunctional aspect in the family’s lives. “A Rose for Emily” and “The Rocking Horse Winner” have very similar symbol meanings and themes explaining the dysfunctional family, love and luck. “A Rose for Emily” begins with the foreshadowing of Emilys funeral....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Death, Love]

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The Effects of Greed in D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking Horse Winner

- In the “Rocking Horse Winner”, a story that represents the vicious effects of greed, D.H. Lawrence uses symbolism to develop the idea that life, love and happiness can be stripped away by the compulsive nature of never being satisfied. Lawrence utilizes the following symbols such as Hester’s character, the house and the rocking horse to portray to the readers the costly effects of materialistic behavior. The powerful presence of symbolism is seen throughout the story. Hester’s character is utilized by Lawrence to embody greed....   [tags: symbolism, happiness]

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The Rocking Horse Winner By D. H. Lawrence

- The Rocking Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence, is a short story(?) narrated in omniscience third person, set in an early twentieth-century English society featuring Paul, a boy from a seemingly well-off family, Paul has worthy intentions, and should not be blamed for the choices he makes, only pitied, as his role models make it impossible for him to realize what true love or happiness is. Paul’s fixation with luck originates from the materialistic values displayed to him through his unloving mother and absent father, leading to Paul being taken advantage of by his Uncle Oscar and Bassett, and ultimately resulting in his death....   [tags: Family, Mother, American films, Luck]

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The Rocking-Horse Winner, by D. H. Lawrence

- In one of his last short stories, “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, D. H. Lawrence tells a story about the life of a young boy, Paul, who has the ability to name the winner of any horse race by simply riding on his toy rocking horse. The short story is vaguely familiar to that of a Fairy Tale. Lawrence's simple style, coupled with the supernatural suggests as much. However, this fable is not an average fairy tale. The text utilizes two reoccurring motifs: the eyes and hardness of the heart, to indicate a symbolic connection between Paul and his mother....   [tags: D. H. Lawrence, Short Story Analysis]

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The Rocking Horse Winner By D. H. Lawrence

- The main protagonist, Paul, in the short story “The Rocking Horse Winner”, written by D. H. Lawrence, is a young boy who figures out what extremely good luck he possesses after being told by his mother that his father’s misfortune was the reason for their low income. As Paul continuously hears the “whispers” around the house that sound “there must be more money”, he tests his luck by gambling for horse races in attempt to help his mother with her financial issues. In terms of qualities, Paul is a very strong-willed, smart, mature, and supportive person....   [tags: Luck, Superstition, Chance, Short story]

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The Rocking Horse Winner By David H. Lawrence

- The understanding of life seems quite simple for Hester in the short story “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by David H. Lawrence. She believes that life is difficult without money, and money is the essence needed, not love, in order to live a great life. Part of this is true since money is a necessity to at least live a healthy life. However, Hester neglects her kids before and after she is no longer able to support her lavish lifestyle. When Hester’s son Paul shows to be a beneficial character there is still no love for him till the end....   [tags: Family, Life, Mother, Marriage]

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The Rocking-Horse Winner

- D. H. Lawrence’s fable of materialism, affluence and a broken mother/son bond echoes greedy transgression. His writings are well-known for delving into human nature and he does an excellent job demonstrating the trait of materialism, morally questioning the value of love versus the hazard of greed. This upper-class family is shattered by avarice; their eventual downfall comes, despite the overwhelming effort of keeping up appearances. The mother’s misplaced affection for her children illustrates the negative results that wealth, destiny, and lack of love will produce -- the dehumanization of society as a whole....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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A Comparison of the Magic in The Rocking-Horse Winner and A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings

- A Comparison of the Magic in "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings"      Magic arises out of the two main characters of D.H. Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Paul, in the first story, pulls out higher forces to help him decide who the winner of the next horse race will be. In the Marquez story, a nameless and elderly angel lands on earth to experience first hand the human behavior he strives to correct. The magic in the air gives these stories a feeling of suspense....   [tags: Rocking Horse Enormous Wings Essays]

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The Rocking Horse Winner

- The Rocking Horse Winner When a person is lucky, it does not have to mean that they are fortunate with money. Luck is the chance for things to go the way you want them to go with out having any control over the situation. In The Rocking Horse Winner, Hester, the mother seems to believe that luck is strictly having money, and when there is no money, there is no luck. Hester's idea of luck meaning money brings forth the two ideas of greed and death throughout the story. Money plays a huge part in this story....   [tags: Papers]

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Rocking Horse Winner

- Rocking Horse Winner Carnality in close kin bliterates true necessary. As opposed to wealth their many desires witch it itself can not satisfied. In a family with the mother in need of such of thing uses finances as a sort of excuse. This lie drags along her son with good intentions always trying to feel the inner need. As he carries them on and has success they all got wrap up in the money lie forgetting the single most important factor which is love. This story begins with a statement with the author pointing out to the mother has it first fault " There was a woman who was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet she had no luck....   [tags: Papers]

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Examining Greed in The Rocking Horse Winner

- Examining Greed in The Rocking Horse Winner In "The Rocking Horse Winner" D. H. Lawrence tells us about the traumatic downfall of an upper middle class family struggling to maintain appearances through habitual overspending. Both the parents with common jobs and "expensive tastes" (pg.646) exploit all their resources to give their family the best; however, it was only to retain their high status in the society. "The Rocking Horse Winner" depicts a common demon we all face; greed, society's need for more possessions and money often drives people to do drastic things.<p>The magnificently decorated house had always been haunted by the unspoken phrase, "there must be more money" (pg.646)....   [tags: Book Reviews Greed and Society]

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The Rocking Horse Winner: Examining Relationships

- A relationship between a mother and son should be one that is full of unconditional love. The mother should be able to provide for the son and in return the son should look to the mother for comfort and stability. In D.H. Lawrence's, "The Rocking-Horse Winner," the relationship between the protagonist, Paul and his mother is not ideal at all. The first indication the relationship between Paul and his mother is not one that is ideal is when we are first introduced to the mother. She reveals she feels her children, "had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them," whenever her children were present, "she always felt the center of her heart go hard" (254)....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Rocking-Horse Winner, Theme Analysis

- The story "The Rocking-Horse Winner" written by D. H. Lawrence tells of a young boy named Paul who tries to win his mother's affection by giving her that which she seems to want more than anything else, MONEY. The house in which the family lives is haunted by a voice that speaks the phrase, "There must be more money!" Everyone in the house can hear the voice but nobody ever acknowledges it. Paul and the family gardener, Bassett, begin to talk about horse races one day and they soon begin to bet on them....   [tags: European Literature]

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D.H. Lawrence’s The Rocking-Horse Winner, and Graham Green’s The Destructors

- There are many differences and similarities between Graham Green’s “The destructors” and D.H. Lawrence’s “Rocking-Horse Winner.” “The Destructors” has flat characters, which strive to be the first gang to destroy a home, in efforts to prove themselves to other gangs in the area. In this story, they set out to demolish Old Misery’s gorgeous home. While in “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” Paul’s goal is to help his family become wealthy. Another difference is that the setting of "The Destructors" is in Great Britain....   [tags: compare, contrast]

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The Contrast of Two Great Short Stories: The Rocking Horse Winner and The Lottery

- I. Introduction The setting in the stories The Lottery and The Rocking-Horse Winner create an atmosphere where the readers can be easily drawn in by the contrasting features of each short story. This short essay will tell of very important contrasting aspects of settings in that while both stories are different, both hold the same aspects. a. “The Lottery” is a short story about an event that takes place every year in a small village of New England. When the author speaks of “the lottery” he is referencing the lottery of death; this is when the stoning of a village member must give up his or her life....   [tags: the lottery, shirley jackson, d.h. lawrence]

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Comparing and Contrasting The Rocking Horse-Winner by Hawthorne and The Lottery by Jackson

- ... Then Mr. Summers raised one hand high and said, “Adams.” A man disengaged himself from the crowd and came forward. “Hi, Steve,” Mr. Summers said, and Mr. Adams said, “Hi, Joe.” They grinned at one another humorlessly and nervously. Then Mr. Adams reached into the black box and took out a folded paper. He held it firmly by one corner as he turned and went hastily back to his place in the crowd, where he stood a little apart from his family, not looking down at his hand.} Pg 253 paragraph 19,20....   [tags: tone, cynical, horror]

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The Most Dangerous Game By Richard Connell And The Rocking Horse Winner

- Even though “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell and “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence are very different, they both display characters with a desire for more than what they are given. Lawrence’s character, Paul, wants luck mostly for his mother. Paul believes that if he can bring more money into the whispering house then it will stop. Connell’s character, General Zaroff, gets bored with the hunt of regular game so he creates own game to hunt. Paul insists that he will become lucky for his mother since she and his father are not....   [tags: The Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connell, Hunting]

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The Tale of Young Goodman Brown versus The Rocking Horse Winner

- The tale of Young Goodman Brown,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and the “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” by D. H. Lawrence are stories that use internal monologue, and symbolism to bring the reader inside the mind of its characters, exposing complicated inner battles of good and evil. Both authors use distorted reality as a metaphor for mental and spiritual chaos, confusion, and death as an inescapable consequence of sin. The fragile nature of man is made known in the intimate thoughts and struggles shared through the internal monologues of Hester and Paul in the “Rocking-Horse Winner.” D....   [tags: contrast and compare, Hawthorne, D.H. Lawrence]

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Obsesion with Money in The Rocking Horse Winner, written by D.H. Lawrence

- The Rocking Horse Winner, written by D.H. Lawrence, touches base on several aspects he viewed about society during the early to mid nineteen hundreds. Of these include the obsession with the accumulation of money and wealth of an indulgent and self-entitled society. He saw that the values of middle class society in this time were to imitate the upper class, by trying to gain social status and superficial recognition. Lawrence deeply hated these societal values. Mainly due to his first hand exposure to them as a child by having to witness his parents consume themselves to try to attain this type of social status....   [tags: middle-class society, material wealth]

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Traditional Sacrifices in The Lottery by Jackson and The Rocking-Horse Winner by Lawrence

- ... D. H. Lawrence’s The Rocking-Horse Winner’s point of view was more obvious and written though the eyes of Paul, his mother and the uncle. The mother relates passion with her family’s financial situation. Whereas Paul “boy’s rocking” is lead to think luck is money and money is needed to keep the family in their social standing. For example, “He went off by himself, vaguely, in a childish way, seeking for the clue to “luck,” Absorbed, taking no heed of other people, he went about with a sort of stealth, seeking inwardly for luck....   [tags: ritual, death, evil]

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Twisted Moral Values in D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking Horse Winner

- Gandhi once said, “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” “The Rocking Horse Winner” written by D.H. Lawrence is a perfect example of how a mindset that is filled with twisted moral values will lead to a bad destiny....   [tags: thoughts, mindset, positive]

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The, The Rocking Horse Winner And The Cask Of Amontillado, By Edgar Allan Poe

- To be jealous is to be overwhelmed and furious at the thought of lacking achievements, advantages, and possessions they desire, specifically (not limited to) of another person. Gary Allan wisely stated, “You can be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.” In other words, jealousy can overtake somebody in various ways, no matter how preposterous. It can range from an inane, eye twitching feeling a student may have for receiving a dreadful grade to a more momentous, overbearing, gut-wrenching feeling like a man losing his wife to another man....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Cask of Amontillado, Mind]

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Three Ways that Parents Hurt Their Children Without Knowing It

- (Discuss three ways that parents hurt their children without knowing it?) Parents we all have them or had them we all think and think about how we all feel about them and why we do. Some get along and some don’t whether it is your mom or your dad we all have our reasons. Do you ever think about why they say things to hurt you feelings. Why they are being mean to you. Or maybe why they treat the other kids better. I’m not saying that all parents do the same thing but this is what my parents do. And these are many reasons I feel like this about how they treat me different than any of the ten of us....   [tags: The Rocking Horse Winner]

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Compare & Contrast The Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors

- Compare & Contrast The Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors In D.H. Lawerence's short story, “The Rocking Horse Winner”, and Grahm Greene's “The Destructors, there are many truths to consider.  Although these two stories are considerably different, the message is the same.  Whether in a life-like story, such as “The Destructors”, or a fantacy, like “The Rocking Horse Winner”, the seeds of materialism are planted and nourished in lives of the characters.  The aspects of materialism in these two stories develop desired conclusions by its characters.  In order to understand the similar message of Greene short story “The Destructors” and Lawerence's “The Rocking Horse Winner”, one must sc...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing Destruction in Rocking Horse Winner and Scarlet Ibis

- Seeds of Destruction in Rocking Horse Winner and Scarlet Ibis Family relationships can, in many cases, bear the "seeds of destruction" that lead to the downfall of other family members. This is evident in Paul's relationship with his mother in "The Rocking Horse Winner" by D. H. Lawrence, and in Doodle's relationship with his brother in the short story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst. Both Paul and Doodle are controlled by a relationship within their family that pushes them too hard, causing their deaths....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Conformity in The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence

- In The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence, the family was unable to see what they really had going for them. Corrupted Conformity Many times, people believe that they must achieve a certain social status within a community due to the need of acceptance, or perhaps, simply the fear of being rejected. Communities normally demonstrate a positive atmosphere. They are supposed to be places where everyone knows and is kind to one another; one where people feel comfortable with each other. Although the idea of community and solidarity is usually something to be looked at in a positive way, as illustrated in “The Rocking-Horse Winner”, “The Lottery”, and “The Shining Houses”, certain individual...   [tags: English Literature]

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Comparing Rocking Horse Winner the Movie and Novel

- Comparing Rocking Horse Winner the Movie and Novel The short story, "Rocking-Horse Winner", and the movie based on it contrast considerably. When the written story has ended the movie continues with ideas, which may not come from the author. Three major differences of the two are: the mother, the father, and the ending. In the movie the mother, Hester, is portrayed as a loving and self-sacrificing person. While in the short story she is exposed to be a cold-hearted, and greedy person. Another instance where the short story and movie differ is the role of the father....   [tags: Papers]

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Character of Hester in Lawrences The Rocking Horse Winner

- Character of Hester in Lawrence's The RockingHorse Winner Hester is one of the main characters in D.H. Lawrence’s “The Rocking-Horse Winner.” The story describes a young boy, Paul, who tries to win his “mother’s love by seeking the luck” (Kaplan 1971), which she believes she does not possess. Lawrence “condemns the modern notion that happiness and luck come from the outside, rather than from within; that happiness must take the form of money and goods rather than the erotic, parental, and filial love” (Kaplan 1972)....   [tags: essays papers]

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rocking horse winner

- D. H. Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner" is a classic modernistic story about a family filled with inner conflicts all portrayed through the innocence of a young child. Tortured by a house that whispers to him, Paul tries to gain his mothers missing affection by presenting that he posses luck which gives him money. He presents this luck by picking the name of a winning horse while riding his rocking horse. The whispers which state "there must be more money” disturbs Paul and he believes it exists because his family does not have enough money....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Loss of Innocence

- ... After Paul had given his mother five thousand pounds for her birthday the echoes in the house grew. His mother’s expression did not change when she saw she had been given money. At this point, Paul realized he would forever be in debt to his mother and her nonexistent love for him. With each race he won, the echoes only continued to grow. Paul had created his own downfall because he fed into the house’s haunting words. He was easily manipulated into believing that having money was the only way to be happy....   [tags: D.H. Lawrence's The Rocking Horse Winner]

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Comparision and Contrast between the Rocking Horse Winner and the Road not Taken

- Comparision and Contrast between the Rocking Horse Winner and the Road not Taken Life's stories shared through the view of two writers. Both stories have many similarities, however, contrast with just as many differences. "The Destructors", written by Graham Green, and "The Rocking Horse Winner" written by D.H. Lawrence. When contrasting these two stories, consider the plot, characters, story line, and each authors approach. Also consider the intent and mood each author sets forth. In the story " The Destructors" the setting is in a London car park called Northwood Terrace, nine years concluding World War II....   [tags: essays papers]

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Comparing Rocking-Horse Winner, Prussian Officer, and Second Best

- Differences in Rocking-Horse Winner, Prussian Officer, and Second Best Works by the same author often show the repeated use of certain words, images, or plots. In five short stories by the author, D.H. Lawrence, differences between social classes are the basis for conflict and provide the foundation for taboo relationships. These five stories are "The Rocking-Horse Winner," "The Prussian Officer," "Second Best," "The White Stocking," and "The Daughters of the Vicar." The inclusion of the motif of class differences in these particular works often leads to acts of violence or tragedy as the outcome....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Power of the Author on a Novel

- D.H. Lawrence’s 1926 short story The Rocking-Horse Winner is one that defies the test of time. The story of Paul trying to save his family from money issues is still being read in literature classes today. One reason the short story is such a masterpiece is Lawrence’s ability to use the author of the tale to manipulate the reader and portray certain information. The stylistic features of the author in this short story portrays to the reader that the theme of the tale is the morale lesson, that money doesn’t fix life or character problems....   [tags: d h lawrence, rocking horse winner ]

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The Rocking Horse

- Within the story entitled The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence, the audience is divulged into the sordid family life of a adolescent boy named Paul, where there are three obvious morals told through the story’s style and symbolism. Also present within The Rocking Horse Winner are elements of supernaturalism and cold harsh reality. The first distinct moral in The Rocking Horse Winner is that we must not let ourselves be succumbed to greed and the need for materialistic items over our responsibilities in life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Lord Of Flies, And Rocking Horse

- As the end of the school year approaches I can literally and safely say that this class was by far the most rigorous and influential High School course that I have ever taken. No I haven 't had the best overall average in the class I can 't say that I still have taken away a lot and will be using a lot of the information that I have learned later on in life and especially in college. Looking back at all the literature that we read In this year alone I can safely say that we have read more than during my first three years of high school, and some students about the work load....   [tags: Family, High school, Life, Novel]

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The Rocking Horse Remains Stationary

- The Rocking Horse Remains Stationary Paul sat two rows ahead of me on the left in Mrs. Garrett’s English Class. He was constantly wrapped up in his thoughts and would often talk to himself under his breath during the lessons. Sometimes he talked so loudly that, Mrs. Garrett would stop the lesson to ask him if he was alright. Paul was a very peculiar guy, despite his family being abundantly well off. Although he was a bit strange, I befriended him to keep the other classmate from harassing him....   [tags: Family, Father, Mother]

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The American Horse Racing Industry

- The American horse racing industry has been admired by generations upon generations. Although it is a very cherished sport, like any other sport, there are many issues involved. The major issue that I find is that many owners make the decision to breed when there are other solutions. The Jockey Club, also known as the head council for the American Horse Racing Industry, should be addressing the major issue of overbreeding in the American horse racing industry. The problem of overbreeding is not a new issue....   [tags: Horse, Horse racing, Thoroughbred, Arabian horse]

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Horse Riding Is A Sport

- Equestrian Riding is a Sport Equestrian Riding, also known as horseback riding is a sport. Some people may argue that is not because they think the horse is doing all of the work. However that is not true. People do not realize that it takes a lot of to ride a horse and the rider does a lot of work as well and its good exercise too. A lot of people do not understand the hard work and time it takes to train a horse, as well as compete in competitions or shows. I personally know a lot about horseback riding because I grew up riding horses....   [tags: Equestrianism, Horse, Dressage, Horse show]

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